In My Life (Lennon/McCartney)

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In My Life (Lennon/McCartney)


“It was the first song I wrote that was consciously about my life. [Sings] “There are places I’ll remember/all my life though some have changed…” Before, we were just writing songs a la Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly — pop songs with no more thought to them than that. The words were almost irrelevant. “In My Life” started out as a bus journey from my house at 250 Menlove Avenue to town, mentioning all the places I could recall. I wrote it all down and it was boring. So I forgot about it and laid back and these lyrics started coming to me about friends and lovers of the past. Paul helped with the middle eight.” – John Lennon, Playboy, 1980


  • John Lennon – lead vocal, rhythm guitar
  • Paul McCartney – harmony vocal, bass
  • George Harrison – harmony vocal, lead guitar
  • Ringo Starr – drums, bells (unconfirmed)
  • George Martin – piano, tambourine

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1 Response

  1. EAM says:

    I’ve always loved this song but the way it was used at the beginning of Anthology was so moving and beautiful…

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